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Penguin_Factory



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:02 pm Reply with quote
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Mega Comics has the worst translations I've read in nearly 20 years of reading manga


To be fair, it does contain the thing you want to know. That sort of information doesn't come cheap.

I think this is my favourite House of 1000 Manga yet. The manga world is truly stranger than I had ever guessed.
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Moomintroll



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:10 pm Reply with quote
Great article - Manga is one of my holy grails but I've never seen it for sale at any price and I've never been able to find out what sort of quantity it was produced in. I presume there must be at least a few hundred copies floating around out there.

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He also collaborated with a Western writer, Sharman DiVono, in the 1987 one-shot Samurai: Son of Death, a book whose failure is entirely due to DiVono attempting to cram about 200 pages of story into 48 pages.


Amen to that. Satsuma Gishiden is the best samurai comic I've ever read, Samurai: Son of Death may well be the worst. Pretty pictures though.
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doc-watson42
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:22 pm Reply with quote
Regarding Manga's publication date, etc.: Fred Patten includes it in his "Fifteen Years of Japanese Animation Fandom, 1977–92" (Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews, p. 30—the July 1982 entry), though is not diffinitive. (Mile High Comics has it in near mint for $60 plus shipping.)

Contrary to Moomintroll, I've had a copy for years—it's one of the prides of my collection. OTOH, I've only seen one copy of Mega Comics—about ten to fifteen years ago at my local club—and it is one of my own holy grails.
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Moomintroll



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:20 pm Reply with quote
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Mile High Comics has it in near mint for $60 plus shipping.


Aargh! I think I need a few moments to recover my equilibrium. I couldn't find it when I looked it up on Mile High a few months ago (the publisher doesn't appear in their lists) and now you tell me this. A week after they remove book-length comics from their current 65% off sale. It could have been mine for $21! Sob.

This is all Jason Thompson's fault for not posting this article a fortnight ago. Do you think I can sue him for the other $39? Wink
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doc-watson42
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:11 am Reply with quote
Moomintroll wrote:
doc-watson42 wrote:
Mile High Comics has it in near mint for $60 plus shipping.


Aargh! I think I need a few moments to recover my equilibrium. I couldn't find it when I looked it up on Mile High a few months ago (the publisher doesn't appear in their lists) and now you tell me this. A week after they remove book-length comics from their current 65% off sale. It could have been mine for $21! Sob.

I searched for the title "manga" (Title Begins With); publisher: Other Independent; Sort Options: View Alphabetically.
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ptolemy18
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:18 pm Reply with quote
Moomintroll wrote:
This is all Jason Thompson's fault for not posting this article a fortnight ago. Do you think I can sue him for the other $39? Wink


Not me! Sue "Metro Scope"! -_-;; It was their fault for not keeping the manga in print! Why, it's even flipped left-to-right!
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